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dc.contributor.authorCooper, Anwenen
dc.contributor.authorGarrow, Duncanen
dc.contributor.authorGibson, Catrionaen
dc.contributor.authorGiles, Melanieen
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-10T23:30:17Z
dc.date.available2020-07-10T23:30:17Z
dc.date.issued2019-12en
dc.identifier.issn0079-497X
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/307853
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the containment and covering of people and objects in burials throughout later prehistory in Britain. Recent analyses of grave assemblages with exceptionally well-preserved organic remains have revealed some of the particular roles played by covers in funerary contexts. Beyond these spectacular examples, however, the objects involved in covering and containing have largely been overlooked. Many of the ‘motley crew’ of pots and stones used to wrap, cover, and contain bodies (and objects) were discarded or destroyed by antiquarian investigators in their quest for more immediately dazzling items. Organic containers and covers – bags, coffins, shrouds, blankets – are rarely preserved. Our study brings together the diverse and often elusive objects that played a part in covering and containing prehistoric burials, including items that directly enclosed bodies and objects, and those that potentially pinned together (now mostly absent) organic wraps. Overall, we contend, wrapping, covering, and containing were significantly more prevalent in prehistoric funerary practices than has previously been recognised.
dc.description.sponsorshipAHRC
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleCovering the Dead in Later Prehistoric Britain: Elusive Objects and Powerful Technologies of Funerary Performanceen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage250
prism.publicationDate2019en
prism.publicationNameProceedings of the Prehistoric Societyen
prism.startingPage223
prism.volume85en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.54947
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-06-13en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1017/ppr.2019.8en
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-12en
dc.contributor.orcidCooper, Anwen [0000-0001-7349-3203]
dc.identifier.eissn2050-2729
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2019-08-30en


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